Baton Rouge’s favorite season is upon us: football season. Though it may look different this year, there’s no need to put your tailgating traditions to rest! From classic cookouts to cheering for your team, it’s time to rediscover a new way of tailgating in Baton Rouge. 


Turn Your Home into a Tailgating Haven 

Picture this: your living room is a stadium, and your couch is your front row seat. Your kitchen is stocked all day with your favorite beverages and snacks throughout pregame, halftime and post-game celebrations. And best of all, there won’t be a wait time for the bathroom!


Break out some of your regular tailgating recipes and cook up Death Valley Cajun Jambalaya, Mama’s gumbo, or a few boudin links for appetizers. Local shops like Tony’s Seafood provide some of the best ingredients to make classic Cajun creations. If you prefer to bring the food home, try a tailgating platter from Raising Cane’s to remind you why that sauce is your true “one love.” 


Bring a New Name to Team Pride

Tailgating from home doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of school spirit. Decking out in your team’s colors is highly encouraged (and expected!) to complete your gameday. Keep up with the tradition of donning your best purple and gold or deep blue and gold by holding a friendly gameday outfit contest. Shop at local boutiques like Frock Candy or Vertage Clothing to find your winning look.


Make a Restaurant Your Gameday Destination

If hosting a home tailgate isn’t for you, you can still visit your favorite gameday spots for delicious drinks and classic southern cooking, complete with screens galore to keep up with your team! 


The Chimes
The Chimes Highland is a gameday staple and is sure to get you in the tailgate spirit. Overlook LSU’s campus at the full-service rooftop bar, where you can eat, drink and play cornhole or ping pong. 


A well-known tailgating spot, you can surround yourself with LSU memorabilia at Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar. Enjoy flavorful Cajundillas paired with the Death Valley cocktail. 

Buffalo Wild Wings
This classic sports bar is the perfect gameday getaway. With wings, burgers and appetizers galore, Buffalo Wild Wings will make you feel right at home for tailgating.

City Slice

What’s better than pizza, beer and Saturday night football at City Slice? Enjoy this gameday destination near LSU with gourmet pizza slices and purple sauce! 

Torchy’s Tacos

Located right across from Tiger Stadium, Torchy’s is the newest—and hottest—gameday spot. Try the Bayou Pirate taco, exclusive to the taqueria’s sole Louisiana location, and a margarita for the full tailgating experience. 

Rotolo’s Craft & Crust

Looking for atmosphere and good food? You’ve got it all at Rotolo’s Craft and Crust. Cheer on your team with a local craft beer and a slice of pizza with authentic Louisiana flavors. 

TJ Ribs
As a local eatery that serves up the best Louisiana BBQ, TJ Ribs has become a favorite sports spot in Baton Rouge. Make your gameday unforgettable with everything from authentic Cajun and Creole inspired food to the world’s largest collection of LSU sports memorabilia. 


Saturday nights are still alive in Baton Rouge. Stay up-to-date on all of LSU’s policies concerning COVID-19